A discussion plan and exercise about the concept of evidence in science.
Steve taught English and Media Studies for 14 years in secondary schools and served for five years as head of an English department. He helped to found SAPERE, the Philosophy for Children network in the UK, and was the first person in Britain to introduce P4C as a curriculum subject in a secondary school. Over the years, he has worked with children of all ages in a wide variety of schools. He has helped many teachers to start Philosophy for Children through the courses and support he provides.
He is also very interested in Readers’ Theatre, writing for learning, and online education. He has been involved with national and international projects in these fields. He worked for five years as the senior editor for an educational publishing company, editing books and magazines including Teaching Thinking and Creativity, a well-respected publication with a world-wide reputation. He recently managed the training involved in a successful research project into the effects of philosophy for children for SAPERE and the Educational Endowment Foundation.
A game, or activity, to develop critical thinking in group dialogue, reading and writing.
How seriously should you take the criticisms of others? A man and his son have to decide on the best way to treat their donkey. See our key document for ideas on how to use this collection of proverbs.
A script in six parts, raising issues about causation, fame, knowledge, ethics, discovery, science and animal rights. The materials include a 'mystery' and could provide half a term of work.
Four original illustrated stories, available to subscribers in PowerPoint format - ideal for a class reading.
Two scripts based on the well-known Bible story. One has been changed to provide contrasting views ideas about 'fairness' and what is right.
Combine storytelling, philosophizing and role-play. With charming original illustrations to print off and display.
Lesson ideas for a popular book with English Literature classes for pupils aged 11-14.
Lesson ideas for this humorous book about a mole who finds poo on his head and goes looking for someone to blame.